Sunday, June 25, 2017 - 10:29:19

Australia helps Philippines alleviate poverty

World

Australia helps Philippines alleviate poverty

The Australian government is donating about 1.8 million AUD (1.4 million USD) worth of technical assistance for programmes on poverty alleviation in the Philippines, according to Australian broadcast ABC on June 22.

Chinese, ASEAN senior officials to meet in east China

World

Chinese, ASEAN senior officials to meet in east China

Senior officials from China and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) will hold their annual meeting in China’s eastern city of Nanjing on June 24 and 25, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Qin Gang announced on June 22.

Asia Pacific dock workers unions set up federations

World

Asia Pacific dock workers unions set up federations

Sixty-three unions representing dock workers from 29 Asia-Pacific countries are set to form a federation of port workers' unions in their respective countries to network and safeguard the interest of port workers, local media reported on June 22.

GMS countries forge economic pact

World

GMS countries forge economic pact

Ministers from the six Greater Mekong Sub-region (GMS) nations have endorsed a comprehensive plan of action to expand and strengthen cooperation in key areas, including energy and human resource development.

ADB new policy targets clean energy for Asia

World

ADB new policy targets clean energy for Asia

The Asian Development Bank’s (ADB’s) Board of Directors has approved a new energy policy to help Asia and Pacific countries secure adequate energy supplies while cutting levels of greenhouse gas emissions.

Thai PM backs ASEAN single market plan

World

Thai PM backs ASEAN single market plan

Thailand's Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva has said he backed moves to create an ASEAN single market as member countries have to pool their efforts to make the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) a reality by 2015.

Two Koreas resume talks over joint venture park

World

Two Koreas resume talks over joint venture park

The Republic of Korea (RoK) and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) resumed talks over a joint business park on June 19 amid escalated tension in the Korean peninsula, according to local media.